"Wrestling with God" book with Barbara Falconer Newhall
Book Launch Party! Come Help Me Celebrate!
May 13th 7pm: A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland/Montclair

Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith

 

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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“Listen to Your Mother” — Moms Across the Country Get the Mic for Mother’s Day

Nancy Davis Kho read from her story published in "Listen to Your Mother" (Putnam)  book reading at A Great Good Place for Books bookstore in Oakland, CA, April 24, 2015. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Nancy Davis Kho read “In Praise of Other Mothers” at  A Great Good Place for Books.  Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

It was a fun night at A Great Good Place for Books in the Montclair district of Oakland. Some very funny ladies gathered to celebrate the publication of Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now, an Erma Bombeck style collection [Read more…]

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What If You Threw a Book Launch — And Everybody Came?

A room full of empty chairs at Book Passage bookstore, California, awaits Barbara Falconer Newhall's book launch for "Wrestling with God." Photo by Jon Newhall

A room full of empty chairs greeted me at Book Passage. Cerridwen Fallingstar, who would be reading from “Wrestling with God,” was there with her mother. But would anyone else come? Photo by Jon Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Was anyone going to show up? My book launch at Book Passage in Marin county would be starting in a few minutes, and there were rows and rows of empty chairs, waiting to be filled. [Read more…]

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A Cemetery Comes to LIfe — With Tulips

White tulips suspended upside down with blue ribboms part of a design for Mountain View Cemetery Exhibition by Merritt College Floral Design Department. Titled "Puddle Jumping." Photo by Barbara Newhall

Tulips as raindrops were part of the Merritt College Floral Design Department’s “Puddle Jumping” design. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Every year at Easter time an Oakland, California, cemetery comes to life — with tulips. [Read more…]

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The Dracena Is Dead. Long Live the Dracena

The slender stalks of a dracena marginata growing too talk for their living room setting. Photo by Barbara Newhall

One of the stalks of our dracena marginata got way too tall and was curling painfully around itself on our living room ceiling. Photos by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

I did it. I cut the dracena marginata growing wild in our living room down to size.

One of its stalks was eight feet tall. It had hit the ceiling of our living [Read more…]

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Help! My Dracena Marginata Has Hit the Ceiling — What Can I Do?

A dracena marginat houseplant has grown so tall that it is crushing itself against the homeowner's ceiling. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Our dracena marginata is crushing itself against the living room ceiling. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

It’s true. My graceful dracena marginata is doing itself in. It’s hurling itself mercilessly against our living room ceiling. What’s a plant lover to do? Seriously, green thumbs, I [Read more…]

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